Hello! I’m Angela Dora Dobrzynski, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. I am a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist and Holistic Health Coach. You’ve come here to decide whether counseling with me is right for you. Read below for some things to consider and scroll further down on this page for recent blog posts. I look forward to meeting you!
Why Grief Counseling?
Grief is a universal experience; but your grief is unique to you. How you grieve and how you cope with grief is based on your circumstances and resources, the nature of your loss, contextual factors, and myriad influences you may never have considered prior to this loss.
As a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist, I have supported hundreds of people through varied experiences of loss and grief, including non-death losses and significant life transitions. I can help you find words to describe your experience, normalize the common reactions of grief, provide direction if you need further interventions, and be a listening ear when no one else seems able to handle your pain.
In addition to having a non-biased, caring person to hear you, counseling can help you alter your life in many ways. With counseling, you can:
*Learn habits that keep you happier
*Practice skills to help you meet your goals
*Implement strategies to cope when things are really hard
*Connect the dots in your life to show where your responses come from, and how to adapt them to live life how you really want to
*Have emotional support and understanding
There are so many factors to consider when selecting a counselor. Education, experience and expertise are important (see the About page to read about mine), but chemistry and “fit” can go further. Ultimately you want to feel connected, understood and heard, and you want to have trust in my commitment to helping you reach your personal goals.
See below for testimonials from clients that have worked with me:
“I have been to ten different counselors in my lifetime, and you’re the first one that has ever helped me. And in just a few sessions!”
“I left your office feeling better, inspired, more at peace. You’re a very perceptive and compassionate counselor.”
“I found our sessions to be very helpful, and I have been impressed with your professionalism and your empathy. You were most helpful in my time of need.”
“You have been a tremendous help and support for me. Other than being compassionate, you are very perceptive, very reassuring, very problem solving oriented. I’m still struggling, but I’m always comforted and feel better after I meet with you.”
“I absolutely made a great choice in asking you for help. You help me think through the issues with good questions and lots of empathy. Thanks for a wonderful hour.”
“This has been just so helpful. You are really good at what you do. Seriously. You help me put words to things I could never articulate before and it feels so good.”
“Thank you so much for all you’ve done for me. You were like my guide through grief. I will always be grateful to you, truly.”